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Democrats Spent Millions Boosting Far-Right Republicans. How Did It Pan Out?

Posted on AllSides November 9th, 2022
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Illustration: Lex Villena; BONNIE CASH/UPI/Newscom, Kenneth K. Lam/TNS, Defense Visual Information Distribution Service

Throughout the 2022 primary season, groups affiliated with the Democratic Party funded ads to boost immoderate Republican candidates. The goal was to boost the least moderate candidates in the hopes that they would be easier to beat in a general election. Now that Americans have voted, it looks like the gamble worked. Democrats exercised their free speech, but did they set a good precedent?

Typically, ads paid for by Democratic groups would take one of two strategies: Some attacked more moderate candidates, like a New Hampshire ad that labeled Republican...

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